Evaluating UAVs for Humanitarian Response ~Patrick Meir, iRevolution
As our FCC moves painfully slow to address this vital disaster response technology, the rest of the world is moving increasingly quick to embrace and develop these vehicles. ~Bruce Biles
The Humanitarian UAV Network is carrying out an evaluation of UAVs and related technologies for use in humanitarian settings. The related technologies being evaluated include cameras, payload units, image processing & analysis software. As a first step, we have created an evaluation framework based on parameters relevant for field-based deployments of UAVs by humanitarian organizations. Before moving to the next step in the evaluation—identifying which UAVs and related technologies to evaluate—we want to make sure that we’re on the right track as far as our evaluation framework goes. So the purpose of this blog post is to seek feedback on said framework. Read more.